The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has become the latest investor to enter the large scale storage market after buying a 20MW project from RES for £20 million.
A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.
Huntingdonshire District Council is to prioritise solar over onshore wind developments as it seeks to bolster renewables in the area.
As the future of UK storage regulation begins to take shape, the pipeline of utility scale projects has continue to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media's in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Soaring generation from the UK’s solar assets sent UK power demand to a new low last month, according to data compiled by monitoring firm EnAppSys.
BayWa r.e. has clinched a deal to take over the O&M services for six solar farms owned by clean utility Good Energy.
Following a difficult two years at the hands of policy upheaval, confidence is returning to a community energy sector which has its eyes set very firmly on the future. Amanda Lennon examines just where that future might take community solar as the sector celebrates Community Energy Fortnight.
Mongoose Energy has claimed to have completed the UK’s “largest ever” community energy deal by financing a 15MW solar-plus-storage project.
Robert Llewellyn returns to host this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards four years after first doing so, and he’s delighted to be back compering an evening celebrating the successes of an industry he relishes. Solar Power Portal caught up with our illustrious host to talk about his obsession for all things green.
Elgin Energy has submitted plans for a subsidy free solar farm on the site of a former airfield in Scotland which if approved would see the site boast more than 50MW of capacity.
Solar Media's head of market research Finlay Colville delves back into the UK's vast network of planning portals to uncover the incredible scope of subsidy-free solar farms entering the planning phase, and discusses their build potential as UK solar enters its next phase.
What is claimed to be the UK’s largest stand-alone battery storage facility has been successfully commissioned by Hazel Capital as the investor continues to build its energy storage project portfolio.
Irish solar will reach grid parity in less than a decade, according to predictions by the country’s transmission system operator, despite having no large scale ground mount solar currently installed.
Lincolnshire-based solar developer Lark Energy collapsed owing more than £48.6 million, it has been revealed.
Yorkshire-based high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has said solar and renewables are now a mainstay of its offering after completing two complex solar farms earlier this year.
Stuart Elmes, CEO at Viridian Solar and director at the Solar Trade Association, gives his two cents on this week's long-awaited announcements from the government and Ofgem.
The new BlackRock and Lightsource solar initiative will target both large and small portfolios on the UK secondary market as it opens its hefty cheque book.
UK solar jobs, turnover and operating companies all witnessed significant declines last year as a result of what the Renewable Energy Association has termed a Westminster policy ‘bonfire’.
Lightsource and BlackRock Real Assets have combined to launch a £1 billion play to consolidate the UK’s secondary solar market.
Yesterday’s development from Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have garnered a significant response from the industry, the majority of which has been overwhelmingly positive.
Yesterday the government and Ofgem published its strategy for a modernised, smart and flexible power system, the result of its eagerly anticipated response to last year’s Smart Power Call for Evidence. Solar Power Portal picks through the document to assess how the domestic solar and storage industries may benefit.
Business secretary Greg Clark has unveiled the first phase of a £246 million investment in battery technology with the launch of the Faraday Challenge, designed to boost research and development and position the UK at the forefront of energy storage.
Foresight Group has made its second acquisition of a battery storage project, taking on the 10MW Nevendon battery from Gridserve and Aura Power.
Asset manager Cubico Sustainable Investments has announced that Stephen Riley has been named its new chief executive officer.
Widespread curtailment of solar generators that had been planned for the Isle of Wight between July and October will be largely avoided following intense negotiations between SSE and a consortium of affected generators on the island.
National Grid has reduced its forecasts for electricity storage capacity in the UK down to just 10.7GW by 2050 in the most ambitious scenario set out within its future projections for the energy sector.
Renewables investment manager FIM Services is aiming to capitalise on the UK’s booming secondary PV market by expanding its solar fund.
Green Hedge has secured £30 million of investment from infrastructure investor Zouk Capital to help it chase battery storage developments.